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The following calendar is for local government meetings and downtown events that have been approved or sponsored by the town. For a comprehensive listing of special events in Blacksburg, or to post your own event to a community calendar visit stepintoblacksburg.org.

Sustainability Week

  • Date: 09/16/2017

Sustainability Week is week-long slate of events held each year by the Town of Blacksburg in partnership with Virginia Tech and Sustainable Blacksburg, a local citizens’ group. This year, Sustainability Week will feature nearly 30 events. 

Details for the full schedule of this year’s Sustainability Week events can be found at http://sustainableblacksburgva.org/events/sustainability-week-2017/.  

For more information, contact Carol Davis, Sustainability Manager, Town of Blacksburg, at cdavis@blacksburg.gov or 540-443-1617.

Events for Saturday, Sept. 16

Kick Off Event: Blacksburg Bike Parade to The Farmer’s Market

8:45 a.m. assemble, 9 a.m. parade starts, 9:30 a.m. parade arrives at the Farmers Market 
Starts at 601 Energy Dr. (Virginia Tech Electric parking lot off Airport Road)

Mayor Ron Rordam will lead a short but fun-packed bike parade from the Virginia Tech Electric Parking Lot to the Blacksburg Farmers Market. The ride is designed for all ages and abilities – you just need to bring yourself, a helmet, and a bike. Face-painting, free bike safety checks, raffle items, a special prize for each participant. *Kid/family friendly

For more information, contact brendacpa4603@aol.com or jennmillion@gmail.com.

 

Stroubles Creek Restoration Initiative: Riparian Forest Buffer Creation

9 a.m. - noon and 1-4 p.m., 
Meet at Plantation Road and Inventive Lane 

Stroubles Creek has been declared an impaired waterway by the Virginia DEQ. The Stroubles Creek Restoration Initiative aims to improve the health of this creek and the animals that inhabit it by creating a riparian buffer zone and reduce harmful runoff from nearby farms and pastures. Volunteers are needed to plant trees, remove invasive species. *Kid/family friendly. May not be suitable for younger children due to messy and thorny work.

To sign up as a volunteer and receive details on dress code, etc, please email Vasiliy Lakoba at vtlakoba@vt.edu.

For more information, learn more on Facebook, or visit the Volunteer Signup Page.

 

Week Long Events: Sept. 16-24

Kids’ Activities Passport

This year for Sustainability Week we are offering something new – a passport to all the activities that are kid/family friendly. Kids who participate in at least four Sustainability Week activities (initialed by parent/teacher) will receive a special prize. Please visit the website and look for *kid/family friendly" to find all the fantastic events you and your kid can attend.

Passports can be picked up at the SEEDS Office/Price House Nature Center, 107 Wharton St., SE, the Blacksburg Children’s Museum, 1470 S. Main St., Suite 106, the YMCA Thrift Store, 1000 N Main St., or Imaginations Toy and Furniture, 1531 S. Main St. If you would like the passport emailed to you, please contact sustainability@blacksburg.gov. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent at all Sustainability Week events. Prizes for completed passports can be collected at any of the places where passports were distributed, or at the Town of Blacksburg Sustainability Office at 141 Jackson St.

 

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Friday and Saturday, 7 and 9:15 p.m.; Sunday, 3, 7, 9:15 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m., 7 and 9:15 p.m.;  Tuesday - Thursday, 7 & 9:15 p.m., The Lyric Theatre, 135 College Ave.

A decade after "An Inconvenient Truth" (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. A sequel to "An Inconvenient Truth," the follow-up documentary addresses the progress made to tackle the problem of climate change and global efforts to persuade governmental leaders to invest in renewable energy. Rating PG. Run time 98 minutes

For more information, visit An Inconvenient Sequel